2019 ULI Fall Meeting

When

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
to Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Where

Walter E. Washington Convention Center Will open in a new window 801 Mount Vernon Pl NW Washington, DC 20001-3614 UNITED STATES
Join leaders from every sector of real estate September 18-21 in Washington, D.C. for this premier industry event. Register Today!

Agenda

September 18

10:30am - 2:00pm

How an Alley Became D.C.’s Premiere Dining Destination

September 18

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Opening Reception at The Wharf

September 18

8:30am - 1:00pm

Inside the Beltway: Talent Attracts the Country’s Most Wanted Company

September 18

8:30am - 12:30pm

Washington, D.C.’s Sports Venues: Vital Economic Catalyst or Field of Schemes?

September 18

8:30am - 2:30pm

Around the World: A Day of Cultural Exploration

September 18

8:30am - 1:30pm

Washington Drama: Behind-the-Scenes Look at How Theaters Changed the Nation’s Capital

September 18

8:30am - 1:30pm

First-Ring Suburb, Urban Vibe: Experience the Continued Resurgence in Downtown Bethesda, Maryland

September 18

8:45am - 12:45pm

Beat the Streetcar Walking Tour: H Street’s Post Riots Revival

September 18

8:45am - 12:30pm

Bethesda Row: A Vital Mixed-Use Community Asset Shaped by Decades of Public/Private Investment and Design Innovation

September 18

8:45am - 12:00pm

The Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor: A Walking Tour of a Great Street

September 18

9:00am - 1:00pm

A New Waterfront Destination: National Harbor and the MGM Casino

September 18

9:00am - 12:30pm

The Rebirth of the Kennedy Center and the Watergate

September 18

9:00am - 2:00pm

Tysons, an Edge City: A Transformation from Suburban to Urban

September 18

9:00am - 2:00pm

The Yards and The Capitol Riverfront: D.C.'s Fastest Growing Neighborhood

September 18

9:00am - 1:00pm

Behind the Scenes at the National Building Museum

September 18

9:00am - 1:00pm

Expanding the Mixed-Use Paradigm: Incorporating Public Uses in New Projects

September 18

9:15am - 1:30pm

The District Wharf: Bringing the City Back to the Water’s Edge

September 18

9:45am - 2:00pm

NMAAHC: “The Building Will Sing for All of Us”

September 18 - September 18

3:00pm - 3:30pm

WLI-An Impact-Driven Initiative

September 18 - September 18

3:00pm - 3:30pm

$25 Million or Less: Small Deals, Big impact.

September 18 - September 18

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Opening General Session

September 19

5:45pm - 9:00pm

Scene and Be Seen: A Walking Tour of 14th Street, D.C.’s Hottest Neighborhood

September 19

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Battle of the Boutiques: An Evening Enjoying D.C.’s Two Hippest Hotels

September 19

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Council Dinners

September 19 - September 19

9:00am - 10:00am

Housing Supply and Affordability: What Is Working and What Is Not

September 19 - September 19

9:00am - 10:00am

The Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion: Concept, Practice, and Actionable Insights

September 19 - September 19

9:00am - 10:00am

In Conversation with the 2019 ULI J.C. Nichols Prize Winner

September 19 - September 19

9:00am - 10:00am

Making It Big: Real Estate's Road to Riches

September 19 - September 19

9:00am - 10:00am

Mobilizing the Private Sector for Public Good

September 19 - September 19

10:00am - 10:30am

Housing First: ULI Member Innovations in Housing the Homeless

September 19 - September 19

10:00am - 10:30am

Making Sustainability Work for Hotels and Resorts

September 19 - September 19

10:30am - 11:30am

The First Opportunity Zone Projects: From Regulations to Reality

September 19 - September 19

10:30am - 11:30am

How Data Is Transforming Commercial Real Estate

September 19 - September 19

10:30am - 11:30am

Reinventing Social Nodes in the City

September 19 - September 19

10:30am - 11:30am

ULI's Changing World Speakers Series: Just Food-Mitigating Inequalities

September 19 - September 19

10:30am - 11:30am

Constructive Economic Development-The Intersection of Higher Education, Workforce Development, and Job Growth/Economic Development

September 19 - September 19

10:30am - 11:30am

The City in 2100: A View from the Mayor's Office

September 19 - September 19

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2020

September 19 - September 19

2:30pm - 3:00pm

How Buildings Can Achieve D.C.'s New Aggressive Sustainability Goals AND Create Real Estate Value in D.C.

September 19 - September 19

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Shark Tank

September 19 - September 19

3:00pm - 4:00pm

The Story of Washington's Waterfront Transformation

September 19 - September 19

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Entertainment Is the New Black

September 19 - September 19

3:00pm - 4:00pm

UrbanPlan Lightning Round

September 19 - September 19

4:00pm - 4:30pm

Leveraging ULI's Home Affordability Index to Educate and Advocate

September 19 - September 19

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Building a Multimodal Future: A ULI Playbook to Increase Density and Reduce Parking with TDM

September 19 - September 19

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Future of Work: Creating a Great Experience to Optimize Performance

September 19 - September 19

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Global Awards for Excellence Winners Share Their Stories

September 19 - September 19

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Deal or No Deal: Multifamily Housing and Short-Term Rental Platforms and Regulations

September 19 - September 19

4:30pm - 5:30pm

The Lifecycle of Retail-How D.C.'s Retail Districts Are Evolving in Real Time

September 20

6:15pm - 9:15pm

Friday Night Networking at La Cosecha at Union Market

September 20

7:30am - 4:00pm

Council Day

September 20 - September 20

9:00am - 10:00am

An Undervalued Asset: Revealing the Role of Retail in Mixed-Use Environments

September 20 - September 20

9:00am - 10:00am

P3 for Climate: The Real Estate Sector and Cities Collaborating to Address Climate Change

September 20 - September 20

9:00am - 10:00am

The Clash of Responsible Economic Development and Gentrification in Gateway Cities

September 20 - September 20

9:00am - 10:00am

The Power of Wood: The Future Is Mass Timber

September 20 - September 20

10:00am - 10:30am

Beating the Heat-How Developers and Cities Are Mitigating Heat Island Impacts

September 20 - September 20

10:00am - 10:30am

Meeting the Unique Housing and Equity Needs of Neuro-Diverse Populations

September 20 - September 20

10:30am - 11:30am

The Huge Potential in Industrial Spaces for Sustainability, Social Equity, and Workforce Development

September 20 - September 20

10:30am - 11:30am

Urban Innovators and Smart Cities

September 20 - September 20

10:30am - 11:30am

Innovative Property Financing Tools and Methods

September 20 - September 20

10:30am - 11:30am

Learning in Real Time: Experts Share Their Forecasts for Real Estate in '19, '20, and '21

September 20 - September 20

10:30am - 11:30am

Remembrance Design: Culture and History as Catalysts for Urban Regeneration

September 20 - September 20

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Adaptive Reuse and Future Proofing in Urban Development: Understanding Trends, Drivers, and Impacts

September 20 - September 20

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Designing for Micro-Mobility: Beyond Bike Lanes

September 20 - September 20

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Seizing Opportunity: What's Next for Opportunity Zones?

September 20 - September 20

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Adapting Real Estate and Unlocking Value by Designing Human Experience

September 20 - September 20

2:30pm - 3:00pm

Taking Advantage of Real Estate Transactions to Embed Sustainability in (and Add Value to) the Deal

September 20 - September 20

2:30pm - 3:00pm

Smart Buildings 101

September 20 - September 20

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Experience and Investment Strategies in Mexico

September 20 - September 20

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Pop-Up District: A Guide to Returning the Public Realm to the Public

September 20 - September 20

3:00pm - 4:00pm

The Value of Social Equity and Health in Real Estate: Numbers and Examples from the Market

September 20 - September 20

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Reducing Conflicts through Collaborative Land Use Easements (CLUEs)

September 20 - September 20

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Future Proofing the Suburbs: Lessons Learned from Three Smart Suburbs

September 20 - September 20

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Proptech and the Future of Real Estate

September 20 - September 20

4:00pm - 4:30pm

Innovations in Parks and Open Spaces

September 20 - September 20

4:00pm - 4:30pm

Zero-Energy Districts: The Future of High-Performance Developments

September 20 - September 20

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Closing General Session: Nikki R. Haley

September 21

10:00am - 3:00pm

Bike D.C.: From Historic Georgetown to New Developments in Bethesda, with Exploration of the Capital Crescent Trail and the Hidden Gem of Rock Creek Park

September 21

10:00am - 3:00pm

The Grand Sites of Washington and the Most Current Neighborhood Developments—by Bike

September 21

10:00am - 3:00pm

Experience Waterfront Invigoration in the D.C. Region

September 21

8:00am - 3:00pm

A Rare Opportunity: Glenstone Museum

September 21

8:30am - 2:00pm

Paddle the Potomac River through the Eyes of George Washington

September 21

9:00am - 3:00pm

The Districts inside the District: Union Market and the NoMa Neighborhood

September 21

9:30am - 2:30pm

New Fruit Meets Old Steel: Apple Store and the D.C. History Center co-locate in the historic Carnegie Library

Meet the people making the most important development deals of the year.
Learn from deal-makers who are on the forefront of transforming D.C. from government town to innovation hub.
Build valuable professional relationships with partners and clients.
Tour groundbreaking projects with the visionaries who created them.

Walter E. Washington Convention Center 801 Mount Vernon Pl NW Washington, DC 20001-3614 UNITED STATES

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Speakers

Speaker

Karen Washington

Founder, Rise & Root Farm

Karen Washington has lived in New York City all her life and has spent decades promoting urban farming as a way for all New Yorkers to access to fresh, locally grown food.  Karen has been a resident of the Bronx for over 26 years, although in 2015 she began living part time in Orange County, NY near the farm. Since 1985 Karen has been a community activist, striving to make New York City a better place to live. As a community gardener and board member of the New York Botanical Gardens, Karen worked with Bronx neighborhoods to turn empty lots into community gardens. As an advocate, she stood up and spoken out for garden protection and preservation. As a member of the La Familia Verde Community Garden Coalition, she helped launched a City Farms Market, bringing garden fresh vegetables to her neighbors. Karen is a Just Food board member and Just Food Trainer, leading workshops on food growing and food justice for community gardeners all over the city. Karen is a board member and former president of the New York City Community Garden Coalition, a group that was founded to preserve community gardens. She also co-founded Black Urban Growers (BUGS), an organization of volunteers committed to building networks and community support for growers in both urban and rural settings. In 2012 Ebony magazine voted her one of their 100 most influential African Americans in the country, and in 2014 she was awarded with the James Beard Leadership Award. Professionally Karen was a Physical Therapist for over 30 years, and she "retired" in April 2014 to start Rise & Root Farm.

Speaker

Tom Murphy

Senior Resident Fellow, Joseph C. Canizaro/Klingbeil Family Chair for Urban Development, Urban Land Institute

Tom Murphy Senior Resident Fellow, ULI/Klingbeil Family Chair for Urban Development ULI – the Urban Land Institute Washington, DC Tom Murphy is a senior resident fellow, ULI/Klingbeil Family Chair for urban development. Murphy, former mayor of Pittsburgh, joins other ULI senior resident fellows who specialize in public policy, retail/urban entertainment, transportation/infrastructure, housing, real estate finance and environmental issues. His extensive experience in urban revitalization-what drives investment, what ensures long-lasting commitment-is a key addition to the senior resident fellows' areas of expertise. Prior to his appointment as senior resident fellow, Murphy had served as ULI's Gulf Coast liaison, helping to coordinate with the leadership of New Orleans and the public to advance the implementation of rebuilding recommendations made by ULI's advisory services panel last fall. In addition, he worked with the Louisiana state leadership, as well as with leadership in hurricane-impacted areas in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida to identify areas appropriate for ULI involvement. Prior to his service as the ULI Gulf Coast liaison, Murphy served three terms as the mayor of Pittsburgh, from January 1994 through December 2005. During that time, he initiated a public-private partnership strategy that leveraged more than $4.5 billion in economic development in Pittsburgh. Murphy led efforts to secure and oversee $1 billion in funding for the development of two professional sports facilities, and a new convention center that is the largest certified green building in the United States. He developed strategic partnerships to transform more than 1,000 acres of blighted, abandoned industrial properties into new commercial, residential, retail and public uses; and he oversaw the development of more than 25 miles of new riverfront trails and urban green space. From 1979 through 1993, Murphy served eight terms in the Pennsylvania State General Assembly House of Representatives. He focused legislative activities on changing Western Pennsylvania's economy from industrial to entrepreneurial, and authored legislation requiring the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania pension fund to invest in venture capital. In addition, he authored legislation created the Ben Franklin Technology Partnership, which is dedicated to advancing Pennsylvania's focus on technology in the economy; and he authored legislation to encourage industrial land reuse and to transform abandoned rail right-of-ways into trails and green space. Murphy served in the Peace Corps in Paraguay from 1970 through 1972. He is a 1993 graduate of the New Mayors Program offered by Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. He holds a masters of science degree in urban studies from Hunter College, and a bachelor of science degree in biology and chemistry from John Carroll University. He is an honorary member of the American Society of Landscape Architects; a board member of the Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities; and a board member of the National Rails to Trails Conservancy. He received the 2002 Outstanding Achievement of City Livability Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors and was selected as the 2001 Pittsburgh Man of the Year Award by Vectors Pittsburgh. Updated March 2014

Speaker

George Casey

President & CEO, Stockbridge Associates

GEORGE E. CASEY, JR. is the President of Stockbridge Associates LLC; a consultancy based in Freeport, ME. Stockbridge helps residential builders, developers and investors to strategically position or reposition their company and/or assets for higher productivity and profitability. He additionally serves as the Chairman of the Housing Innovation Alliance and as the Chair of a Vistage CEO Private Peer Advisory Board for large company CEOs, owners, and senior executives in the Portland, ME area. He has over 40 years’ experience in the real estate industry as an operating executive, consultant, thinker, speaker, author and board member. George has served as the Chief Executive Officer for 3 separate homebuilders during his career and was President of Arvida’s award winning master planned community Weston in South Florida. He was also part of the senior management teams at both Toll Brothers and Realen Homes when they were awarded Professional Builder Magazine’s National Builder of the Year award. George’s column “By George!” covering topics involving strategy in homebuilding and master planned community development appears regularly in Hanley Wood’s “Builder Magazine”. An active member of the Urban Land Institute, he is a Governor of the Urban Land Institute Foundation and is currently a member of the Community Development Council. George received his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in Environmental Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Speaker

Bill Kenworthey

HOK

William Kenworthey, AIA, NCARB, joined HOK’s New York office in 2017 as a principal and leader of its planning practice for the Northeast region. As an urban designer and registered architect, Kenworthey leads HOK’s planning and urban design projects across the region. Previously Bill was at Cooper Robertson, where he was a partner and the urban design practice leader. His experience includes high-profile projects such as the Master Plan for the Central Delaware in Philadelphia; the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Schuylkill Avenue Campus Plan; the University of Delaware Campus Framework Plan; Miracle Mile and Giralda Avenue Streetscape Design in Coral Gables, Florida; and the Hunters Point and Candlestick Point Master Streetscape Plan in San Francisco. He also led the coordination of the community planning team for the New York City Mayor’s Office Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency. Previously, he worked as an associate urban designer for the New York City Department of City Planning. Bill serves as an advising expert for the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities program, frequently presents at university and industry events. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the Wentworth Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University.

Speaker

Dan Kinkead

SmithGroup

As an architect and co-leader for SmithGroup's national urban design practice, Dan brings 20 years of experience in urban design, including all scales of mixed-use development, adaptive reuse and strategic planning. Before joining SmithGroup, Dan was the founding director for Detroit Future City, a non-profit think tank formed in 2013 after the release of the seminal Detroit Future City Strategic Framework Plan, for which Dan was the technical leader. Dan's work includes ongoing design and strategy development with cities, institutions, and private developers. His work is informed by his contributions to international advisory roles with the US State Department, participation with the German Marshall Fund, and contributing chapter authorship in research books including Post-Industrial Cities: Lessons from North America and Europe, published by Carnegie Mellon and Routledge, UK (2016), as well as Why Detroit Matters: Decline, renewal and hope in a divided city, published by Policy Press (2017). Dan is a member ULI and the ULI Michigan Small Scale Development Council.

Speaker

Justin Schor

Principal, Wells + Associates, Inc.

Justin Schor is a skilled and well-rounded transportation consultant with over two decades of forward-thinking Transportation Demand Management (TDM) experience in communities all over the United States. His skills span planning, developing, and implementing award winning transportation solutions. He is co author of ULI's recently published book called "Building a Multimodal Future: Connecting Real Estate Development and Transportation Demand Management to Ease Gridlock". Justin is recognized for his ability to manage outreach efforts that build awareness of and participation in sustainable transportation programs – and that demonstrate measurable change in travel behavior. He combines his first-hand marketing and outreach experience with extensive training and experience in transportation planning at the development, downtown, regional, and state levels. These skills and expertise give Justin a unique ability to confidently plan and recommend transportation strategies that are grounded in reality, and that are practical, achievable, and measurable. Justin excels in TDM program development and management, employer outreach and implementation, residential outreach and commuter support, development based trip reduction, local and regional transportation planning, LEED, alternative transportation, and much more.

Speaker

John McNellis

Principal, McNellis Partners, LLC

A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and Hastings College of The Law, John practiced law until he co-founded McNellis Partners, a Northern California based shopping center development firm in 1982. A member of the ULI since 1984, John was a founding member of both its Environmental Task Force and Environmental Coordinating Committee. He is a ULI Governor and has served as a Trustee, Council Councilor and is now chairing his ULI Council, SSDC Black. He is an active member of the ICSC and has served on the board of directors for Lambda Alpha International (Golden Gate Chapter). A frequent lecturer and writer, John regularly gives presentations to the ULI, other industry groups and real estate schools throughout the country. He also writes a monthly real estate column for the Registry magazine and is the author of “Making it in Real Estate: Starting out as a Developer”, a critically-acclaimed book that sets out the basics of real estate development in a straightforward and amusing way. John is actively involved with Outward Bound, having served on its national board of directors. He is a past president of the board of directors of Rebuilding Together Peninsula and is a board member emeritus. He has also served on the board of directors for the Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center and is a long-time volunteer at the Palo Alto Downtown Streets Team’s Food Closet. John and his wife, Michele, have been together nearly forty years and live in Atherton, Ca.

Speaker

David Crabtree

Practice Leader | Design Leader, Perkins+Will

Fostering design excellence focused on positive impacts for the greater social, cultural, and community value through a collaborative research based process is my passion. I am very fortunate to currently serve as a Corporate, Commercial, and Civic Practice and Design Leader for Perkins + Will - NC. Previously a Design Director for Gensler and Little, my design leadership experience with leading global design firms, as well as, regional modern leadership at ADG (Architects Design Group) has provided a foundation of over 17 years of Award Winning Design Experience that spans Workplace, Corporate Headquarters, Urban Mixed Use, Urban Design, Public Safety Headquarters, Municipal Planning, Transit, and other Health and Community project types, in addition to a construction background. Who I am and what I do: • Lead the Vision, Discover, and Create process for large scale Corporate, Commercial, Civic, and Urban Design projects • Develop research and thought leadership highlighting Holistic and Human Centered Design • Local, Regional, and Global firm leadership experience • Most importantly, I like to live life to the fullest and enjoy new experiences! What drives my passion: • Community involved leadership including Local ULI Chapter Programs Board and ULI Regional Council • Diverse Award Winning Design Experience • Passion for BD Networking, Community Outreach, and Continued Professional Development • Build Upon Team Synergy and Relationships • Visible Expert with past speaking and thought leadership development experience Speaking and Research Initiatives: •ULI Fall 2019 Session Designer and Speaker • Gensler Workplace of the Future Research – Human Element – Multiple Intelligences and Workplace Design • World of Workplace 2015 Speaker: Return on Innovation – Maximizing Your Largest Investment • EDRA 2016 Presenter – Value of Design in Workplace Environments • 2016 ULI Carolinas' Speaker: Why Design Matters • 2016 Architecture Exchange East Speaker: Return on Innovation • 2016 Architecture Exchange East Speaker: Human Element • 2017 ULI Carolinas' Speaker: TOD Urban Idea Design Competition – Return to Nature • 2017 Charlotte Chamber Panelist: The Future of Smart Building in Charlotte • ULI Charlotte Program Committee, Regional Council member and Local Speaker • 2017 Architecture Exchange East Speaker: Innovation and Disruption • 2017 Architecture Exchange East Speaker: Living Machines • University of Florida GSoA Professional Practice Lecture 2013-Present – Purpose, Passion, and Perseverance • ULI Philadelphia Design Excellence Awards Juror (2016 | 2017 | 2018) Let's engage further to understand your needs and how I can best serve you!

Speaker

Nikki Haley

US Ambassador to the United Nations (2017-2019), United Nations

Nikki R. Haley is the former United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations. She served as a member of President Donald Trump's Cabinet and the National Security Council. At the United Nations, Ambassador Haley ensured the American people saw value for their investment, introducing reforms that made the organization more efficient, transparent, and accountable. In a two year period, she negotiated over $1.3 billion in savings, including rightsizing UN peacekeeping missions to make them more effective and targeted while improving their ability to protect civilians. In the UN Security Council, Ambassador Haley worked to defend Americans' interests and keep our country safe. She spearheaded negotiations for the passage of the strongest set of sanctions ever placed on North Korea for its nuclear weapons program, cutting off the regime's exports by 90 percent and its access to oil by 30 percent. As UN Ambassador Haley championed human rights. She challenged human rights violators across the globe, standing up to oppressive regimes in Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba, and Russia. During the U.S presidency of the UN Security Council, she hosted the first-ever session devoted solely to promoting human rights. She traveled the world visiting people oppressed by their own governments to see firsthand the challenges they face and to work with them directly on life-improving solutions—from Syrian refugees in Jordan and Turkey, to internally displaced people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan, to Venezuelan migrants walking miles every day to cross the Colombian border for food and medicine. During her time as ambassador, the United States stood proudly with its allies, repeatedly taking a strong and principled stand against the chronic anti-Israel bias at the United Nations. In the UN Security Council, she proudly issued the first American veto in six years defending the United States’ sovereign right to move our Embassy to Jerusalem—Israel’s true capital. Prior to becoming the twenty-ninth U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Haley was elected in 2010 as the first female and first minority Governor of South Carolina. Reelected in 2014, she served as Governor until confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in January of 2017. Under Governor Haley’s leadership, South Carolina was a national leader in economic development. Known as the “Beast of the Southeast,” South Carolina’s unemployment rate hit a 15 year low, it saw over $20 billion in new capital investment, and her administration announced new jobs in every county in the state, over 85,000 total. Governor Haley also ushered in the state's largest education reform in decades—making education funding more equitable for schools in the state's poorest communities, prioritizing reading in early grades, and equipping classrooms with the latest technology. Born in Bamberg, South Carolina, she is the daughter of Indian immigrants and a proud graduate of Clemson University. In her first job, Ambassador Haley kept the books for her family's clothing store—at the age of 13. Ambassador Haley and her husband, Michael, a Captain in the South Carolina Army National Guard and combat veteran who deployed to Afghanistan's Helmand Province, have two children, Rena, 20, and Nalin, 17

Speaker

Trish Healy

Principal, Hyde Street Holdings, LLC

Co-Founder and Principal-Hyde Street Holdings, LLC, (est. 1996). HSH operates as an investment and advisory company specializing in real estate; technology and the nexus of the two. Prior to HSH, Ms. Healy was Co-Founder and CEO of Hanford/Healy Companies (1988-1996), sold to GMAC Commercial Mortgage. Board membership include Independent Director for RREEF America III (2011-2016) and M&F Bank Holding Company. Other boards include The Green Chair Project (chair); Catholic Charities of Raleigh (Nominating and Governance Chair); North Carolina Symphony (Assistant Treasurer/Audit Chair); the Contemporary Art Museum Foundation; ArtSpace and CoRe Museum. Membership in professional associations include: Lambda Alpha; the American Society of Real Estate Councilors (CRE) and Urban Land Institute (ULI), in which she serves as a Trustee and is a Governor. Within ULI, Trish has chaired two different product councils, the Annual Fund, sat on ULI’s Global Executive Committee, served as ULI Chair of the Americas and sits on the ULI Global Board of Directors. She has undergraduate (BA) from Tulane University and graduate degrees from Southern Methodist University (MBA) and The American Graduate School of International Management (MIM).

Speaker

Will Craig

Senior Associate, Kasian Architecture

Will is Senior Associate, Commercial Sector Lead Architect and Chair of Kasian's Lifescape team globally, which currently operates in four cities in Canada (Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton) and in Doha, Qatar. He oversees teams for significant mixed-use, commercial, community, cultural and adaptive re-use projects. Lifescape, is an original way of curating experiences in our urban environment. Through this approach, we use the human dimension as a starting point to curate both the hardware and software of place, integrating street to street experiences holistically, inside and out for new and existing spaces. He is active with the Urban Land Institute, spearheading initiatives at both the national and local levels - Chair of ULI Alberta District Council; Member of the Redevelopment and Re-Use Product Council, Co-founder and Steering Committee Member of ULI Canada's City Catalysts Initiative Council (CCC).

Speaker

Tom Murphy

Senior Resident Fellow, Joseph C. Canizaro/Klingbeil Family Chair for Urban Development, Urban Land Institute

Tom Murphy Senior Resident Fellow, ULI/Klingbeil Family Chair for Urban Development ULI – the Urban Land Institute Washington, DC Tom Murphy is a senior resident fellow, ULI/Klingbeil Family Chair for urban development. Murphy, former mayor of Pittsburgh, joins other ULI senior resident fellows who specialize in public policy, retail/urban entertainment, transportation/infrastructure, housing, real estate finance and environmental issues. His extensive experience in urban revitalization-what drives investment, what ensures long-lasting commitment-is a key addition to the senior resident fellows' areas of expertise. Prior to his appointment as senior resident fellow, Murphy had served as ULI's Gulf Coast liaison, helping to coordinate with the leadership of New Orleans and the public to advance the implementation of rebuilding recommendations made by ULI's advisory services panel last fall. In addition, he worked with the Louisiana state leadership, as well as with leadership in hurricane-impacted areas in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida to identify areas appropriate for ULI involvement. Prior to his service as the ULI Gulf Coast liaison, Murphy served three terms as the mayor of Pittsburgh, from January 1994 through December 2005. During that time, he initiated a public-private partnership strategy that leveraged more than $4.5 billion in economic development in Pittsburgh. Murphy led efforts to secure and oversee $1 billion in funding for the development of two professional sports facilities, and a new convention center that is the largest certified green building in the United States. He developed strategic partnerships to transform more than 1,000 acres of blighted, abandoned industrial properties into new commercial, residential, retail and public uses; and he oversaw the development of more than 25 miles of new riverfront trails and urban green space. From 1979 through 1993, Murphy served eight terms in the Pennsylvania State General Assembly House of Representatives. He focused legislative activities on changing Western Pennsylvania's economy from industrial to entrepreneurial, and authored legislation requiring the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania pension fund to invest in venture capital. In addition, he authored legislation created the Ben Franklin Technology Partnership, which is dedicated to advancing Pennsylvania's focus on technology in the economy; and he authored legislation to encourage industrial land reuse and to transform abandoned rail right-of-ways into trails and green space. Murphy served in the Peace Corps in Paraguay from 1970 through 1972. He is a 1993 graduate of the New Mayors Program offered by Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. He holds a masters of science degree in urban studies from Hunter College, and a bachelor of science degree in biology and chemistry from John Carroll University. He is an honorary member of the American Society of Landscape Architects; a board member of the Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities; and a board member of the National Rails to Trails Conservancy. He received the 2002 Outstanding Achievement of City Livability Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors and was selected as the 2001 Pittsburgh Man of the Year Award by Vectors Pittsburgh. Updated March 2014

Speaker

John Coe

Principal, Coe Enterprises

Coe Enterprises is an independent firm led by a 40 year real estate finance executive who provides strategic advice to development/investment and operating real estate companies in financial and operating decisions as a coach, advisor and placement agent. He brings a broad experience base in all income producing property types in financial structuring and transactions in all sectors and property cycles. Responsible for over $3.5B of financing and development transactions in mortgage banking, investment sales brokerage, acquisitions and development.

Speaker

Geoffrey Etnire

Geoff assists clients throughout the US in dealing with the regulatory overlay on real estate at the federal, state, regional and local levels. Geoff represents owners and developers in the development, acquisition, and sale of real estate, particularly in those matters where government approvals are required for infrastructure, development, zoning, changes in use, environmental clearances, and resolution of conflicting land uses. Lenders, capital partners and buyers regularly retain Geoff for land use due diligence and analysis based on his three decades of experience in the trenches.

Speaker

Wendy White

Goulston & Storrs

Wendy White is the Chair of the Real Estate Transactions group in the firm's Washington D.C. office. She counsels clients on joint ventures, development, acquisitions, dispositions and financings of commercial properties. Her practice includes transactions related to single and multiple sites involving office, hotel, retail, multifamily and mixed use properties. Wendy's clients include public and private real estate investment trusts, local, national and international companies with investments in the U.S., as well as nonprofits.

Speaker

Holly Sullivan

Director of World Wide Economic Development, Amazon

Holly Sullivan is the Director of World Wide Economic Development at Amazon. She leads the economic development team for Amazon’s global investments including fulfillment operations, corporate offices, air cargo, studios and customer service centers. When Amazon decided in 2017 to create a $5 billion second corporate headquarters with 50,000 jobs, Holly was the person entrusted with leading the team that shaped Amazon's evaluation of the 238 bids received from cities, counties, and states across North America. She has more than 20 years of experience in economic development, most recently as President and CEO of the Montgomery Business Development Corporation in Maryland. She also formerly led economic development organizations in the Nashville region. Holly received a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Tennessee.

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Bruce Rasher

Redevelopment Manager, RACER Trust

Bruce Rasher Redevelopment Manager Revitalizing Auto Communities Environmental Response (RACER) Trust Bruce Rasher serves as Redevelopment Manager of the RACER Trust. In this role, he assists the Administrative Trustee with managing the sale, lease, and reuse or redevelopment of the Trust's 341former General Motors properties in 89 locations in 14 states in consultation with Federal and state officials for the affected communities. Bruce previously served as Vice President of CBRE, the world's largest real estate services firm, where he co-managed CBRE's North American manufacturing and brownfields specialty practice groups within industrial brokerage, based in Detroit. While with CBRE, Bruce completed numerous challenging consulting and brokerage assignments involving surplus industrial properties for Fortune 100 companies and public sector clients in markets located throughout in the U.S. and abroad. Prior to joining CBRE, Bruce held a variety of management positions, responsible for: real estate and facilities, environmental remediation, brownfield redevelopment, economic development, and renewable energy, with Consumers Energy, a subsidiary of CMS Energy and one of the nation's largest combination electric and natural gas utilities. He oversaw the construction of CMS Energy's corporate headquarters on a brownfield site, the recipient of a 2003 Phoenix Award. Bruce also served as President of Consumers Renaissance Development Corporation, a non-profit public-private partnership engaged in providing technical assistance and transaction facilitation for brownfield redevelopment projects to businesses and communities. CRDC helped bring to fruition 111 redevelopment projects involving $3.5 billion in investment. Bruce serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Association for Redevelopment Initiatives, is a Commissioner on the Great Lakes Commission, and has served as an elected mayor and on numerous boards and commissions in his community. Bruce also serves on the Board of Directors of Oaklawn Hospital. Education MBA, Finance, Western Michigan University (2002) Fellow, Michigan Political Leadership Program, Michigan State University (1999) BS, Michigan State University (1976) Honors Beta Gamma Sigma Phi Kappa Phi Haworth College of Business Dean Arnold E. Schneider Endowed MBA Founders Award & Scholarship for top MBA graduate

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Karen Washington

Founder, Rise & Root Farm

Karen Washington has lived in New York City all her life and has spent decades promoting urban farming as a way for all New Yorkers to access to fresh, locally grown food.  Karen has been a resident of the Bronx for over 26 years, although in 2015 she began living part time in Orange County, NY near the farm. Since 1985 Karen has been a community activist, striving to make New York City a better place to live. As a community gardener and board member of the New York Botanical Gardens, Karen worked with Bronx neighborhoods to turn empty lots into community gardens. As an advocate, she stood up and spoken out for garden protection and preservation. As a member of the La Familia Verde Community Garden Coalition, she helped launched a City Farms Market, bringing garden fresh vegetables to her neighbors. Karen is a Just Food board member and Just Food Trainer, leading workshops on food growing and food justice for community gardeners all over the city. Karen is a board member and former president of the New York City Community Garden Coalition, a group that was founded to preserve community gardens. She also co-founded Black Urban Growers (BUGS), an organization of volunteers committed to building networks and community support for growers in both urban and rural settings. In 2012 Ebony magazine voted her one of their 100 most influential African Americans in the country, and in 2014 she was awarded with the James Beard Leadership Award. Professionally Karen was a Physical Therapist for over 30 years, and she "retired" in April 2014 to start Rise & Root Farm.

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Cia Buckley Marakovits

Chief Investment Officer, Partner, Managing Director and Member of the Investment Committee, Dune Real Estate Partners LP

With a breadth of experience in finance, fund management, and real estate investing through multiple market cycles over a nearly 30 year career, Ms. Cia Buckley Marakovits is one of the most accomplished women in institutional real estate investing. Prior to joining Dune in 2007, Ms. Buckley Marakovits was the President of the U.S. Fund Business for JER Partners, an affiliate of the J.E. Robert Companies. Ms. Buckley Marakovits joined JER in 1997 and held a variety of positions there, including Chief Financial Officer, Head of Asset Management, Head of Acquisitions and President of the U.S. Fund Business. During her tenure at JER, Ms. Buckley Marakovits also served on the JER Global Investment Committee, the European Investment Committee, as well as the Investment Committee for the JRT public debt vehicle. Before joining JER, Ms. Buckley Marakovits spent nine years in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group at Bankers Trust, where she successfully sourced and managed a variety of assets, including distressed mortgage portfolios, operating company investments and structured debt investments. Ms. Buckley Marakovits is a member of the Urban Land Institute where she is a Trustee and a member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer of the ULI Foundation. She is Chair of the Investment Committee for ULI and ULIF, a member of the Audit Committee of ULIF and active in the Women’s Leadership Initiative at ULI. Ms. Buckley Marakovits is a member of the Pension Real Estate Association, serves as a member of Columbia Business School’s MBA Real Estate Program Advisory Board and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Samuel Zell and Robert Lurie Real Estate Center at the Wharton School. She is a member of Women Executives in Real Estate (“WX”) and was honored as the WX Woman of the Year in 2011. Ms. Buckley Marakovits was selected by PERE as one of the Top Ten Women in Real Estate Private Equity in 2012 and received an award recognizing leadership and achievement in capital markets from the Association of Real Estate Women in 2013. Ms. Buckley Marakovits is a member of the Board of Directors of Taubman Centers, Inc., a Real Estate Investment Trust currently engaged in the ownership, management and leasing of 26 regional, super-regional and outlet shopping centers in the U.S. and Asia. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of Collegiate School in New York City. Ms. Buckley Marakovits received an M.B.A. from Columbia University in 1993 and a B.A. from Lafayette College in 1988.

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Marty Burger

Chief Executive Officer, Silverstein Properties, Inc.

Marty Burger Chief Executive Officer Silverstein Properties, Inc. Marty Burger is Chief Executive Officer of Silverstein Properties, Inc. He leads the company’s day to day activities, and focuses on its acquisition, development and financing efforts in the United States and abroad. Prior to joining Silverstein, Mr. Burger was President and Chief Executive Officer of Artisan Real Estate Ventures, a company he founded in 2006. Prior to Artisan, Mr. Burger spent 15 years at Related, including serving as President of Related Las Vegas and Executive Vice President of The Related Companies, L.P. From 1994 to 1997, Mr. Burger was a Vice President at The Blackstone Group working on acquisitions for its first three real estate opportunity funds. From 1993 to 1994, he worked for Goldman Sachs’ Whitehall Real Estate funds, also on the acquisition side. Prior to that, Mr. Burger spent five years at The Related Companies where he was a Vice President of Development and Acquisitions. Mr. Burger received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Trustee and a Governor of the Urban Land Institute, a member of the Executive Committee of the Americas, the former Chairman of his Urban Development Mixed-Use Council nationally, and is the current Chairman of the New York District Council. Mr. Burger is on the Executive Committee of the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an Advisory Board Member of the Center for Real Estate and Finance at Cornell University, and on the Advisory Board of the New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate. He is an active member of the Real Estate Roundtable in Washington, DC, and is on the Directors’ Advisory Council and the New York City Mortgage Committee of the M&T Bank. Mr. Burger is involved with Habitat for Humanity in Westchester with his sons, helping to create quality housing for those in need. He is a board member of The Catalog for Giving, a charitable organization providing funds to multiple programs benefitting underprivileged inner city children. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Battery Conservancy, is on the Lincoln Center Real Estate and Construction Council, and is a board member of the Partnership for New York City. In addition, Mr. Burger helps oversee the activities of the Downtown Division of the UJA Federation.

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Eric Quick

Chief Executive Officer, The Town Kitchen PBC

Eric has over twenty-five years experience in operations management in the industries of foodservice, retail, e-commerce and fresh food manufacturing. Eric has held senior leadership positions with start-up ventures and notable companies including McDonald’s, Disney, Safeway and Revolution Foods. Eric has a passion for recruiting and developing high caliber emotionally intelligent teams who successfully tackle hyper growth business opportunities. His track record demonstrates his ability to grow big ideas from inception to multi-year growth opportunities in the foodservice, retail and food technology segments. Eric currently holds the role of Chief Executive Officer of The Town Kitchen PBC, a Social Mission Food Technology Company focused on the B2B Food Delivery Segment. He also is the Founder & Chief Exploration Officer at Cloud 9 Fresh where his teams guide emerging and established companies pursue game changing strategic initiatives that focus on the convergence of fresh foods, technology and wellness. Eric previously held the role of Vice President of Commercial Operations at Juicero, a Food Technology Company, where he established the national sales, distribution and operations footprint to scale the company. Prior roles included Vice President of Culinary Operations at Eat Club and Senior Vice President of Operations for Revolution Foods where he established national supply chain and distribution footprint while evolving the manufacturing operations for growth. During his time with Revolution Foods, he improved revenues from $4M to $30M, expanded operations into four US markets and grew daily meal production from 12,000 to over 60,000. Eric’s passion for health, nutrition and innovation has been recognized with numerous retail, operational, design and training awards including Nation's Restaurant News' Hot Concepts! Visual Merchandising & Store Design (VM&SD) “1st Place-Retail Design” and Technology Training Magazine “Most Innovative Training Technology” Awards. Eric also holds a patent for design and manufacturing process for the first “Seatbelt Ready Takeout Bag” from the US Patent and Trade Office (USPTO). Currently, Eric is pursuing a Master of Science in Integrated Design, Business and Technology from University of Southern California. He has previously earned an MBA from The University of Redlands and Bachelor of Science in Resort and Lodging Management from California State University, Chico.

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Adam Ducker

Managing Director, RCLCO

Adam Ducker is a Senior Managing Director at RCLCO, a real estate advisory firm, where he leads the firm’s Real Estate Economics practice area. RCLCO also provides management consulting and investment advisory services to organizations across the spectrum of land use. Real Estate Economics provides cutting edge market and financial analysis; entitlement and litigation support including fiscal, economic and other impact analysis; consumer research; product innovation; partner selection and public/private partnership formation. At ULI Adam is a vice chair of the Redevelopment and Reuse council; frequent speaker and moderator; is active in the Washington, D.C., district council; and has completed research with the Terwilliger Center and other thought leadership areas. A native New Yorker, Adam received B.A. and M.A. degrees from Columbia University and lives in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Nikki Haley

US Ambassador to the United Nations (2017-2019), United Nations

Nikki R. Haley is the former United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations. She served as a member of President Donald Trump's Cabinet and the National Security Council. At the United Nations, Ambassador Haley ensured the American people saw value for their investment, introducing reforms that made the organization more efficient, transparent, and accountable. In a two year period, she negotiated over $1.3 billion in savings, including rightsizing UN peacekeeping missions to make them more effective and targeted while improving their ability to protect civilians. In the UN Security Council, Ambassador Haley worked to defend Americans' interests and keep our country safe. She spearheaded negotiations for the passage of the strongest set of sanctions ever placed on North Korea for its nuclear weapons program, cutting off the regime's exports by 90 percent and its access to oil by 30 percent. As UN Ambassador Haley championed human rights. She challenged human rights violators across the globe, standing up to oppressive regimes in Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba, and Russia. During the U.S presidency of the UN Security Council, she hosted the first-ever session devoted solely to promoting human rights. She traveled the world visiting people oppressed by their own governments to see firsthand the challenges they face and to work with them directly on life-improving solutions—from Syrian refugees in Jordan and Turkey, to internally displaced people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan, to Venezuelan migrants walking miles every day to cross the Colombian border for food and medicine. During her time as ambassador, the United States stood proudly with its allies, repeatedly taking a strong and principled stand against the chronic anti-Israel bias at the United Nations. In the UN Security Council, she proudly issued the first American veto in six years defending the United States’ sovereign right to move our Embassy to Jerusalem—Israel’s true capital. Prior to becoming the twenty-ninth U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Haley was elected in 2010 as the first female and first minority Governor of South Carolina. Reelected in 2014, she served as Governor until confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in January of 2017. Under Governor Haley’s leadership, South Carolina was a national leader in economic development. Known as the “Beast of the Southeast,” South Carolina’s unemployment rate hit a 15 year low, it saw over $20 billion in new capital investment, and her administration announced new jobs in every county in the state, over 85,000 total. Governor Haley also ushered in the state's largest education reform in decades—making education funding more equitable for schools in the state's poorest communities, prioritizing reading in early grades, and equipping classrooms with the latest technology. Born in Bamberg, South Carolina, she is the daughter of Indian immigrants and a proud graduate of Clemson University. In her first job, Ambassador Haley kept the books for her family's clothing store—at the age of 13. Ambassador Haley and her husband, Michael, a Captain in the South Carolina Army National Guard and combat veteran who deployed to Afghanistan's Helmand Province, have two children, Rena, 20, and Nalin, 17

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Irena Savakova

Irena Savakova, RIBA, LEED AP BD+C is global design principal for international planning, architecture, engineering and interiors firm LEO A DALY, and director of design for the firm's Washington D.C. studio. She is an award-winning design architect with 30 years of experience leading the design of new signature freestanding administrative facilities for a variety of educational, corporate, commercial and government clients. She began her design career in Bulgaria, and has practiced the European Union and the United States. Savakova teaches and mentors architecture students at her alma mater, the University of Maryland, and serves as a peer reviewer for the General Services Administration's Design Excellence program. She sits on the ULI Washington Placemaking Initiative Council.

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Holly Sullivan

Director of World Wide Economic Development, Amazon

Holly Sullivan is the Director of World Wide Economic Development at Amazon. She leads the economic development team for Amazon’s global investments including fulfillment operations, corporate offices, air cargo, studios and customer service centers. When Amazon decided in 2017 to create a $5 billion second corporate headquarters with 50,000 jobs, Holly was the person entrusted with leading the team that shaped Amazon's evaluation of the 238 bids received from cities, counties, and states across North America. She has more than 20 years of experience in economic development, most recently as President and CEO of the Montgomery Business Development Corporation in Maryland. She also formerly led economic development organizations in the Nashville region. Holly received a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Tennessee.

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Eric Quick

Chief Executive Officer, The Town Kitchen PBC

Eric has over twenty-five years experience in operations management in the industries of foodservice, retail, e-commerce and fresh food manufacturing. Eric has held senior leadership positions with start-up ventures and notable companies including McDonald’s, Disney, Safeway and Revolution Foods. Eric has a passion for recruiting and developing high caliber emotionally intelligent teams who successfully tackle hyper growth business opportunities. His track record demonstrates his ability to grow big ideas from inception to multi-year growth opportunities in the foodservice, retail and food technology segments. Eric currently holds the role of Chief Executive Officer of The Town Kitchen PBC, a Social Mission Food Technology Company focused on the B2B Food Delivery Segment. He also is the Founder & Chief Exploration Officer at Cloud 9 Fresh where his teams guide emerging and established companies pursue game changing strategic initiatives that focus on the convergence of fresh foods, technology and wellness. Eric previously held the role of Vice President of Commercial Operations at Juicero, a Food Technology Company, where he established the national sales, distribution and operations footprint to scale the company. Prior roles included Vice President of Culinary Operations at Eat Club and Senior Vice President of Operations for Revolution Foods where he established national supply chain and distribution footprint while evolving the manufacturing operations for growth. During his time with Revolution Foods, he improved revenues from $4M to $30M, expanded operations into four US markets and grew daily meal production from 12,000 to over 60,000. Eric’s passion for health, nutrition and innovation has been recognized with numerous retail, operational, design and training awards including Nation's Restaurant News' Hot Concepts! Visual Merchandising & Store Design (VM&SD) “1st Place-Retail Design” and Technology Training Magazine “Most Innovative Training Technology” Awards. Eric also holds a patent for design and manufacturing process for the first “Seatbelt Ready Takeout Bag” from the US Patent and Trade Office (USPTO). Currently, Eric is pursuing a Master of Science in Integrated Design, Business and Technology from University of Southern California. He has previously earned an MBA from The University of Redlands and Bachelor of Science in Resort and Lodging Management from California State University, Chico.

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Cary Kadlecek

Goulston & Storrs

Cary Kadlecek is a real estate attorney who focuses his practice in land use, entitlement, zoning, development, historic preservation and municipal law throughout the District of Columbia. He represents clients in a variety of land use and zoning matters relating to the development of mixed-use, residential, commercial and institutional projects. Cary works with private developers, universities and educational institutions, and non-governmental organizations. Clients look to Cary for land use advice and certain entitlements for properties to be used in the education, institutional, residential, sports and entertainment, retail and office industries. Cary represents clients in front of virtually every land use regulatory and governing agency in the District, including the Zoning Commission, the Board of Zoning Adjustment, the Historic Preservation Review Board, the Public Space Committee, the Board for the Condemnation of Insanitary Buildings, the Office of Administrative Hearings, the National Capital Planning Commission, the Commission of Fine Arts, and a wide range of neighborhood and community organizations.

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